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Update on Beluga Import Lawsuit

Update on Beluga Import Lawsuit

July 28, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

The lawsuit over importing 18 wild-caught beluga whales from Russia is coming to a climax.

The Aquarium Community Finally Takes the Responsible Step for Dolphins of Taiji

The Aquarium Community Finally Takes the Responsible Step for Dolphins of Taiji

July 6, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

At last, after many years of campaigning, the aquarium industry takes action to end the sourcing of captive live dolphins from the Taiji slaughter in Japan.

Japan Prince Akishino Supports JAZA Decision!

Japan Prince Akishino Supports JAZA Decision!

May 29, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Japan's Prince Akishino, 2nd in line for the throne and President of JAZA, publicly endorsed JAZA's decision to end buying dolphins from the Taiji hunts.

Two Views of Dolphins in Japan

Two Views of Dolphins in Japan

May 26, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

There are two views of the dolphin issue in Japan, but one is growing stronger while the other is growing more desperate.

Taiji Mayor: We Will Not Quit

Taiji Mayor: We Will Not Quit

May 21, 2015 by Laura Bridgeman

Taiji Mayor wants to keep killing and capturing dolphins in defiance of Japan Association of Zoos & Aquariums decision.

JAZA Votes to End Buying Taiji Dolphins

JAZA Votes to End Buying Taiji Dolphins

May 20, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

A huge victory for Save Japan Dolphins:  JAZA votes to stop buying live dolphins from Taiji!

JAZA WAZA Showdown Over Taiji Dolphins

JAZA WAZA Showdown Over Taiji Dolphins

May 18, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

This week, will JAZA leave WAZA, or will JAZA stop subsidizing the Taiji dolphin slaughter?

Korean & EII Advocates Fight Beluga Export

Korean & EII Advocates Fight Beluga Export

May 4, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Recently, Korean activists backed by Earth Island Institute Philippines held a press conference opposing the trafficking in beluga whales.

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